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Returns on the MBA investment for women as positive as for men

Women may have a real higher opportunity cost and a perceived lower future return In almost every country in the world, women make up the majority of graduates, and yet once they enter the workforce they fade away. The higher up the organisational hierarchy you go, the smaller the proportion of women. It is against […]

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Women in the City partners with BestSecret

At the Women in the City Lunch, we were delighted to announced that Women in the City is now partnered with BestSecret, a super elite members-only shopping portal that can only be accessed through our special link. With savings of up to 80% on luxury fashion brands at BestSecret, there’s no reason not to treat […]

WIC Reaching Out


Economists wanted to share City career with school girls

  (Mark Rutherford School, Bedford) Following a successful visit by female engineers from Lockheed Martin and Acon on 8 January 2014, Mark Rutherford School (Bedford) is keen to hear from engaging women who have used their success in mathematics and economics at School and University to support a City career. On 8 January 2014, Engineers Hannah […]

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Want more men to talk gender diversity? Bring in the bottom line.

In 2011, Dell executive Aongus Hegarty was looking to build out his team. The newly-appointed president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) asked for the names of the company’s best senior leaders. After some time, he received 15 names. Just one belonged to a woman. It was then that I realized that my team […]


Women at height of earning power at the age of 34

Women reach the height of their earning power at the age of 34, while men’s salaries continue to rise until they are 50. The figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that the difference stems from women returning to work part-time after having children. The average woman today reaches an earning peak of £13.19 […]

Women in the City News


Sponsors sought for 2015 Future Leaders Award

Join ICAEW and HSBC The theme of this year’s Future Leaders Award Symposium,  which is linked to the Awards Ceremony, is The Digital Leader. Now in its 6th year, this UK-wide Award identifies high potential women at the transition between management and leadership.  The prize includes a place on the ICAEW’s Women in Leadership Programme. […]


Women in the City Founder becomes a Master

On 10 December, our Founder, Gwen Rhys, had the great honour of being installed Master of The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, one of the City’s ancient Livery Companies.  She will hold the post for one year and will represent the Company within and beyond the City. Last year the Company celebrated its 350th anniversary and […]

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Join us for the launch of the 2015 Future Leaders Award

(2014 Future Leaders Award Finalists) We’re delighted that the ICAEW and HSBC have already committed to sponsoring the 6th Future Leaders Award. Launch Evening – 16 March 2015 Hosted by ICAEW at Chartered Accountants Hall, London EC2P 2BJ you’ll find out more about the Award hear from previous Finalists and Winners about the impact and benefit […]

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Win a ticket for 2015 Annual Celebration Lunch

We’ve no idea what the joke was! But send us your caption for this great image of Baroness Scotland, the keynote speaker at our 2014 Annual Celebration Lunch and Sheriff Adler who made presentations to the Award Winners and you could win a complimentary ticket to the 2015 Annual Celebration Lunch on 27 November. Closing […]

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Recent Reports


Women-led businesses: building a strong and sustainable economy

In October our Founder & CEO, Gwen Rhys, attended a Conference at Wilton Park that investigated opportunities and constraints faced by women-led businesses (WLBs) in the UK and elsewhere, identifying collaborative pathways and innovative strategies to push the agenda. Bringing together representatives from large corporations, government, and entrepreneurs, most female, perspectives were heard from Botswana, Hungary, India, […]

47 years to reach gender parity in Parliaments

When one woman is a leader, it changes her. When more women are leaders, it changes politics and policies. Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile Women are still very much alone in politics. The share of women in Parliaments has steadily increased in the last 15 years. They were 13.1% in 2000 and they are now almost 22%. Despite the positive […]